Expo 2020 Dubai
The design of this truly innovative tensegrity structure is an abstraction of the Union Flag with each separate orbit sharing support from each other to create a form that would otherwise not be possible.
The building is designed to be an immersive experience, with layers of intimacy. The central kinetic globe is designed to be viewed from the outside of the building, from the orbiting ramps, from within the ovular building enclosure, and from inside the globe itself as a truly interactive experience.
Innovation within the UK Space industry takes a leading role in the design of the pavilion, with a focus on Nano Satellite technology, as visitors to the UK Pavilion will move as satellites around four earth orbits expressed through orbital ramps looking into a central exhibition space. The kinetic globe is constructed from thousands of illuminated moving cube satellites, controlled by AI to create a vibrant interactive artwork.